Tagged: History

DC-8"> Viking Ship. Photo (cc) Simon Bishop.

DC-8">How to navigate a Viking longboat with a king, some bees and a DC-8

Jo Marchant has repor­ted on a new paper, On the trail of Vikings with polar­ized sky­light: exper­i­mental study of the atmo­spheric optical pre­requis­ites allow­ing polar­i­met­ric nav­ig­a­tion by Viking sea­farers, for Nature news. She also adds more on her own blog…